Faith and Patience

Luke 8:15 Amplified Bible (AMP)
15 But as for that seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word with a good and noble heart, and hold on to it tightly, and bear fruit with patience.
James 5:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)
7 So wait patiently, brothers and sisters, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits [expectantly] for the precious harvest from the land, being patient about it, until it receives the early and late rains.
Thinking about patience again and how “bearing fruit” takes time(steadfast endurance). Patience is also a “fruit” of the Spirit!
Galatians 5:22-25 Amplified Bible (AMP)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature together with its passions and appetites.

25 If we [claim to] live by the [Holy] Spirit, we must also walk by the Spirit [with personal integrity, godly character, and moral courage—our conduct empowered by the Holy Spirit].
This takes faith! Faith + Patience produces Abiding and Fruit!
Hebrews 11:6 Amplified Bible (AMP)
6 But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him.
John 15:4 Amplified Bible (AMP)
4 Remain in Me, and I [will remain] in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself without remaining in the vine, neither can you [bear fruit, producing evidence of your faith] unless you remain in Me.


Word Study
From NetBible Lk 8:15

  • hold it fast[2722] = keep it, cling to it, retain it
    * There is a tenacity that is a part of spiritual fruitfulness.
    * Bearing fruit takes time (steadfast endurance), just as it does for the farmer. See Ja 5:7.
  • a just (noble, virtuous)[2570] and worthy[18] heart = a honest and good heart
  • patience[5281] = steadfastness, constancy, endurance, perseverance
    * from [5278]  = to preserve under misfortunes and trials to hold fast to one’s faith in Christ, remain, abide
    => to endure, bear bravely and calmly: ill treatments

From NetBible Ja 5:7

  • patient[3114] = to be of a long spirit, not to lose heart
    *to persevere patiently and bravely in enduring misfortunes and troubles
    *to be longsuffering, slow to anger, slow to punish
    ** same as [3116]

From NetBible Gal 5:22

  • patience[3115] = endurance, constancy, steadfastness, perseverance, forbearance, longsuffering, slowness in avenging wrongs
    ** same as [3116]

From NetBible Jn 15:4

  • remain[3306] = abide, continue to be present, to last, endure, dwell



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2 Responses to “Faith and Patience”

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  2. khollandsblog Says:

    James 1:2-4 AMP … Consider it nothing but joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you fall into various trials. 3 Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace]. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfect and completely developed [in your faith], lacking in nothing.

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